What is activity completion?
Activity completion is a new feature in the CLE that many users may not know exists. I recently completed the first Moodle MOOC, that used activity completion (or tracking). I found the feature very helpful for tracking progress in the online course and to quickly pick up where I left off in my learning. Enabling activity completion reduces the amount of time students spend scrolling through a CLE course to find the current topic or week.
Why would you use it?
At its core, activity completion is for students. Think of activity completion like a grocery list, where students check off each item as they add them to a cart. The same approach can now be taken with CLE course content by either, allowing students to manually check off resources, or setting the CLE to automatically check off activities based on certain conditions, like receiving a grade or viewing a resource.
Here is what activity completion looks like in a CLE course:
Who would use it?
- Students: Can track their progress in a CLE course
- Instructors: Can use the “Activity completion report” to quickly view students’ progress in a course (shown below)
Setting up activity completion is a two-step process:
- Turn on completion tracking in the course under “Edit Settings” > “Student progress”
- Configure completion tracking for each resource and activity that you want to have tracked in the course
When can you use it?
Now! Turn on “Activity completion” in your CLE course or request a new CLE course to test out this new feature.
As always, feel free to contact the Learning Technologies Group with questions and let us know how activity completion has improved the learning experience for students at UCSF!
More information on activity completion via Moodle docs.